# Thread: to the closest, to the nearest

1. ## to the closest, to the nearest

Hi,

Could anyone please tell me what "to the colsest" and "to the nearest" mean in the sentences below?

Maximum dry density to the closest 1 kg/m3 (0.1 lb/ft3).

Record the mass to the nearest 0.005 kg (0.01 lb).

Thanks a lot.

2. ## Re: to the closest, to the nearest

"Rounded" is implied before "to."
Look at meaning #2 for "round" as a verb below:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../english/round

3. ## Re: to the closest, to the nearest

Originally Posted by teechar
"Rounded" is implied before "to."
Look at meaning #2 for "round" as a verb below:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de.../english/round

Could ypu please provide me some more explanations? Honestly i did not get your point.

Thanks

4. ## Re: to the closest, to the nearest

If we round 1.7 m to the nearest metre, we get 2.0 m.
If we round 1.3 m to the nearest metre, we get 1.0 m.
3.08 kg rounded to the nearest kilogram equals 3.0 kg.
Rounding 3.8 kg to the nearest kilogram gives 4.0 kg.
Please record the weight to the nearest gram.

Note that only the second in your original post is a sentence.

5. ## Re: to the closest, to the nearest

Originally Posted by Sepmre
Could you please provide me some examples? more explanations? Honestly, I did not get your point.

Thanks
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